Tennessee Federal Inmate Locator Departament of Corrections

Updated on: February 1, 2021
Department Name
Tennessee Department of Corrections
Official Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
320 Sixth Avenue North Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0465
Phone Number
(615) 741-1000

Types of Correctional Facilities in Tennessee

For those who are serving their sentence in a Tennessee state prison, they are overseen by the Tennessee Department of Corrections (DOC). Through a centralized inmate database, you can easily search for an inmate in any Tennessee state prison.

Although you can find inmates who are in federal prison through the DOC website, you will not be able to find those in county jails, police jails, or city jails. You will need to go to their websites.

Below, you will find information about the Tennessee DOC, how to search for an inmate, and how to stay in contact with your loved one.

Tennessee DOC Mission

The mission of the Tennessee Department of Corrections is to be the best correctional facility in the states by operating safe and secure prisons and provide effective community supervision to enhance public safety.

How to Search for an Inmate

In order to stay in communication with an inmate or send money, you will need to gather some information from an inmate search.

Head on over to the Tennessee DOC homepage. Under the heading State Prisons, you will find the Foil-offender search link. It is the last link under that heading. Click on it.

You can search online, or you can download an app. Click search now. You can then do a search by name, TOMIS ID, or state ID.

You will want to write down any information the search gives you about the inmate including: their TOMIS ID, facility location, and birth date. Click location to find which facility the inmate is located in.

How to Stay in Communication with an Inmate

Inmates who stay in contact with friends and family while incarcerated have a better chance of being rehabilitated once they leave the facility than those without contact. You can keep in contact with a loved one in the following ways:

Mail: To send mail to an offender, you will need to know their committed name, TOMIS ID, and the name and address of the facility where the offender is being housed.

Phone/email: Inmates are allowed to call family and friends through collect calls. If you have a cell phone, you will want to set up a prepaid account through the Connect Network to receive calls. You can also set up an account to send and receive electronic messages.

Visits:Inmates are allowed visitation on specific days at specific times. Contact the prison the inmate is located at to get information on visitation.

How to Send Money to an Inmate

An offender may need money to purchase certain things from the prison. There are a few ways you can get money to an inmate.

You can send money using a credit card or debit card only with JPay. However, you can also send a money order or moneygram to with a deposit slip to JPay P.O. Box 279010, Miramar, FL, 33027.

It is important to follow all rules, procedures, and regulations. This keeps you, the offender, and workers safe.

Correctional Facilities in Tennessee

There are 184 jails and prisons in state Tennessee

New Tazewell City Jail

1830 Main St PO Box 609, New Tazewell, TN, 37825


Munford City Jail

79 College Street, Munford, TN, 38058


Mt. Juliet City Jail

2425 N Mt Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN, 37122


Mountain City City Jail

210 S Church Street, Mountain City, TN, 37683


McKenzie City Jail

2470 Cedar Street, McKenzie, TN, 38201


McEwen City Jail

9586 Hwy 70 E, McEwen, TN, 37101


Maynardville City Jail

125 Johnson Road, Maynardville, TN, 37807


Lenoir City City Jail

600 East Broadway, Lenoir City, TN, 37771


Lawrenceburg City Jail

232 W Gaines Street, Lawrenceburg, TN, 38464


La Vergne City Jail

5093 Murfreesboro Road, La Vergne, TN, 37086


La Follette City Jail

205 S Tennessee Avenue, La Follette, TN, 37766


Kingsport City Jail

200 Shelby Street, Kingsport, TN, 37660


Jellico City Jail

410 South Main Street, Jellico, TN, 37762


Greeneville City Jail

200 N College Street, Greeneville, TN, 37745


Goodlettsville City Jail

105 S Main Street, Goodlettsville, TN, 37072


Elizabethton City Jail

525 East F, Elizabethton, TN, 37643


Dyersburg City Jail

425 W Market Street, Dyersburg, TN, 38024


Dunlap City Jail

119 Church Street, Dunlap, TN, 37327


Dickson City Jail

202 S Main Street, Dickson, TN, 37055


Dandridge City Jail

267 W Highway 25 70 PO Box 249, Dandridge, TN, 37725